Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in September 2007
month’s birthday quartet is led by our English member Eric
Fisher who celebrated his 72nd birthday in Hull on September
7th, he has already appeared several times in our column.
We welcome Kerry Lawless from the Californian town of
Hayward as a new member, he could look back on 58 years exactly in the
middle of the month. The chess historian has especially committed himself
to Californian chess history which he presents at his website ChessDryad.Com,
the wealth alone of "Chess Articles" linked there is impressive.
Certainly it gave him great pleasure to visit our general meeting in New
York just on his birthday.
Raj Tischbierek, Berlin GM and head of the Exzelsior
Publishing House was introduced by this column in 2004, now he celebrated
his 45th birthday on September 24th. It is known that the Zukertort
biography – at that time still in preparation – was successfully
finished in his publishing house in 2005, it was the first KWA book project
going beyond a mere reprint. At the moment the extensive Lasker biography
is still a pie in the sky with regard to its completion, it is supposed
to see the light of day in the Exzelsior Publishing House as well.
Hans Ellinger from Tübingen who reached the "68"
two days later is well-known in the collectors’ scene (and not only
there). He too makes his debut in this column as he joined the KWA in
the beginning of this year, a photo of him had been taken at the Lasker
weekend in Bonn. The PhD in law and retired senior public prosecutor
has not only a top-class collection of chess literature but as an active
player he often takes part in senior tournaments as well (he is a member
of the Chess Club Tübingen 1870 and has the FIDE Master title). But
above all he took on a leading position as a chess official in 2005 by
superseding Hanno Dürr as the president of the Chess Federation Württemberg.
His contribution to the publication of the "Tübinger Beiträge"
has already been appreciated – to be looked up in the Publications
of our Members.
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!